Book Haul: September 2022

When it comes to buying books I’ve actually been very well behaved for the last couple of months. I haven’t bought any physical books to cram onto my already overflowing shelves and technically I didn’t pay for the ones mentioned today. That’s right guys, gals and non-binary pals I have an Amazon gift card. Big up the Amazon shopper panel that gives me £5 a month just for uploading receipts. 

It’s not often these days I browse the Kindle store as honestly I’ve been reading almost nothing but arcs for the last however many months. But when my boyfriend kept complaining about my gift card that wanted to be spent every time he brought something on my account I finally took a look and grabbed myself a few books. 

Both books mentioned in this post are currently on offer for 99p, which is a real steal so if you were thinking of buying either of these now is the time to do so. 

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust

This book was absolutely everywhere when it came out. Everyone and their dog were reading it, but I never got around to buying it. I’m quite glad I waited though as 99p really is a steal. 

Fairytale retellings are one of my favourite types of books so I’m sure I’m going to enjoy this. Just don’t ask me when I’m going to start it because I don’t want to lie to you. 

Synopsis: There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story.

As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison.

Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming…human or demon. Princess or monster. 

The Atlas Six (The Atlas #1) by Olivie Blake

If you haven’t heard of or read The Atlas Six yet then you must be living under a rock. This is pretty much all anyone on Twitter was and still is talking about. 

I know that the second book came out not too long ago so I really am late to the hype on this one, but hey better late than never right? 

Considering how often I’ve seen this book all over my timeline I haven’t seen a single spoiler for it. Therefore I know absolutely nothing about it, I didn’t even read the synopsis before buying. That’s how much I trust my mutuals on Twitter. 

Like with pretty much every book I read I will be posting a review of The Atlas Six when I finally get around to it. 

Synopsis: The Alexandrian Society is a secret society of magical academicians, the best in the world. Their members are caretakers of lost knowledge from the greatest civilizations of antiquity. And those who earn a place among their number will secure a life of wealth, power, and prestige beyond their wildest dreams. Each decade, the world’s six most uniquely talented magicians are selected for initiation – and here are the chosen few…

– Libby Rhodes and Nicolás Ferrer de Varona: inseparable enemies, cosmologists who can control matter with their minds.

– Reina Mori: a naturalist who can speak the language of life itself.

– Parisa Kamali: a mind reader whose powers of seduction are unmatched.

– Tristan Caine: the son of a crime kingpin who can see the secrets of the universe.

– Callum Nova: an insanely rich pretty boy who could bring about the end of the world. He need only ask.

When the candidates are recruited by the mysterious Atlas Blakely, they are told they must spend one year together to qualify for initiation. During this time, they will be permitted access to the Society’s archives and judged on their contributions to arcane areas of knowledge. Five, they are told, will be initiated. One will be eliminated. If they can prove themselves to be the best, they will survive. Most of them. 

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